Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally from a 15-point deficit with 5:58 remaining, to lift the New Orleans Saints to their eighth consecutive victory, 34-31, over the Washington Redskins Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The final drop in win probability had to wait for overtime, as the Redskins squandered the final 1:05 of regulation with a drive that included a botched screen pass that led to an intentional grounding penalty that dropped them out of field goal range. The Saints had 535 yards of offense while the Redskins had 456 yards. Brees was intercepted by Redskins safety D.J. The Saints haven't asked Brees to be Superman during their win streak because the defense and run game have been so good, but he sure played the role when needed on Sunday.
The Saints are now 8-2 overall.
The Redskins held a 15-point advantage over the New Orleans Saints late in the fourth quarter. At all. After looking like a washed up team in the first two weeks of the season, the Saints have ripped off seven consecutive wins to catapult themselves to the top of the NFC South. Lattimore briefly tried to return in the second half before heading to the locker room.
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The Saints picked up four first downs in eight plays, marching 75 yards down the field for a touchdown.
The field goal was set up by back-to-back completions to Ted Ginn and Michael Thomas that picked up 46 yards and assured that the end to Drew Brees' half was better than the start. That was to be the highlight of the quarter.
The Redskins pulled off a huge gamble in the third quarter and converted it into a touchdown for a 24-13 lead. He turned in his first 100-yard rushing performance of his National Football League career last week when the Saints routed the Buffalo Bills, and he went over 1,000 all-purpose yards on the season with his performance on Sunday against Washington. A defensive stand gave the Saints one more shot with 2 minutes to go, and Brees delivered again with a 18-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara for the tie.